Updated: February 18, 2016: A federal judge on Thursday denied Lockheed Martin’s motion that could have forced Oshkosh Corp. to stop working on a $6.7 billion Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) contract while a lawsuit over that contract award continued. A week after the court decision, following “careful deliberation”, Lockheed Martin has withdrawn its protest of the JLTV contract award decision in the Court of Federal Claims.
This decision lifted the last legal obstacle from the program and Oshkosh Corp. can now keep working on its JLTV contract, focusing on production and delivery. The procurement of JLTV could net the company more than $30 billion over the next 25 years.
Lockheed in its motion to halt work argued that the military applied different standards to the two companies when evaluating the contract and held ‘misleading’ meetings with the company about the bid.